NFL Players in the News

by KFFL Staff on August 8, 2008 @ 15:33:18 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jake Delhomme | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme will return to the field Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Indianapolis Colts. Delhomme is now pain free after dealing with an elbow injury he suffered less than a year ago.

QB | Josh McCown | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Miami Dolphins QB Josh McCown will start the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will see limited time during the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the San Diego Chargers.

QB | Jay Cutler | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler will see playing time in the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Houston Texans.

QB | Sage Rosenfels | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Houston Texans QB Sage Rosenfels is expected to see second-team repetitions in the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Denver Broncos.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub will see limited time in the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Denver Broncos.

QB | Chad Pennington | Free Agent | Free Agency News
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Giants are interested in free-agent QB Chad Pennington (Jets) as a backup quarterback to QB Eli Manning.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News, Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Indianapolis Colts WR Peyton Manning (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, and is expected to miss the team's final two preseason games as well.

QB | Matt Leinart | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart was 7-for-8 for 91 yards in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7.

QB | Drew Brees | New Orleans Saints | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was 6-for-7 for 40 yards with a touchdown pass in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7.

QB | Brodie Croyle | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle was 6-for-10 for 82 yards in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7.

QB | Jon Kitna | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna went 6-for-7 for 106 yards with a touchdown in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7. He wasn't sacked in his two drives during the game.

QB | Jeff Garcia | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn and Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said QB Jeff Garcia (calf) will not play in the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9.

QB | Brett Favre | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Brett Favre said he does not know most of the players on the Jets and most of them do not know him. He is hopeful he can bring veteran leadership to the team and a high-level of play to the quarterback position. "I hope that I play at the level I've always played at," Favre said. He went on to note there are no guarantees offered about his play this year. He added that he's a little bit out of shape right now, too.

QB | Shaun Hill | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Darren Sabedra, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports San Francisco 49ers QB Shaun Hill will serve as the team's No. 3 quarterback in their first preseason game. He will likely take over sometime in the third quarter and close out the game.

QB | Alex D. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Darren Sabedra, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports San Francisco 49ers QB Alex D. Smith will serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback in their first preseason game. He will probably play in the second quarter and start the third quarter.

QB | J.T. O'Sullivan | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Darren Sabedra, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports San Francisco 49ers QB J.T. O'Sullivan will start at quarterback for the 49ers during their first preseason game. Head coach Mike Nolan has insisted O'Sullivan has not risen to the top of the depth chart. He wants to see how O'Sullivan handles game situations. He could play until the middle of the second quarter.


Running Back

RB | Steve Slaton | Houston Texans | Injury News
HoustonTexans.com reports Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton is expected to be a third-down running back behind RB Ahman Green and RB Chris Brown (back).

RB | Chris Brown | Houston Texans | Injury News
HoustonTexans.com reports Houston Texans RB Chris Brown (back) may play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.

RB | Willis McGahee | Baltimore Ravens | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens RB Willis McGahee (knee) sat out the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7.

RB | Warrick Dunn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Warrick Dunn will receive carries during the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Miami Dolphins.

RB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham will receive carries during the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Miami Dolphins.

RB | Ricky Williams | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams is expected to play in the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

RB | Darren Sproles | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports San Diego Chargers RB Darren Sproles will receive carries during the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Dallas Cowboys.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Marion Barber III will see limited time during the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the San Diego Chargers.

RB | Michael Pittman | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Denver Broncos RB Michael Pittman will receive carries during the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Houston Texans.

RB | Andre Hall | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Denver Broncos RB Andre Hall will receive carries during the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Houston Texans.

RB | Selvin Young | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Denver Broncos RB Selvin Young will start the preseason at the top of the team's depth chart at running back.

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis could play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Buffalo Bills.

RB | Brian Westbrook | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to announce a new contract for RB Brian Westbrook Friday, Aug. 8. Negotiations between the team and Westbrook's representatives continued late into the night Thursday, Aug. 7, and the two sides appeared to be wrapping up a new deal, according to sources close to the situation.

RB | Michael Robinson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Daniel Brown, of the Mercury News, reports San Francisco 49ers RB Michael Robinson (knee) will not play in the team's preseason opener.

RB | Larry Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson had eight carries for 18 yards with a rushing touchdown in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7.

RB | Tatum Bell | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions RB Tatum Bell struggled with the first-team offense Thursday, Aug. 7, rushing for eight yards off seven carries in the team's preseason opener.

RB | Kenneth Darby | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Jim Flynn and Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Kenneth Darby (undisclosed) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 7. Head coach Jon Gruden suggested Darby might be able to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.

RB | Chris Perry | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Chris Perry (ankle) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 7. Perry appears to be running smoothly for the first time in a few years.

RB | Rudi Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) is resting a sore hamstring for the second consecutive week.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (toe) has been limited during some of the team's drills because he is still recovering from offseason toe surgery.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Injury News, Fantasy
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown (knee) will be a game-time decision for the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Tony Sparano. The decision will depend on how Brown looks in the team's final practices.

RB | Lorenzo Booker | Philadelphia Eagles | Depth Chart Tidbit
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said backup RB Lorenzo Booker will return kicks in the team's first preseason game.

RB | Ryan Torain | Denver Broncos | Injury News, Fantasy
Jeff Legwold, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos RB Ryan Torain (elbow) underwent surgery to repair ligament damage in his left elbow Thursday, Aug. 7. Torain's recovery could take up to three months.


Fullback

FB | Mike Bell | Free Agent | Transaction
The Associated Press reports the Houston Texans waived FB Mike Bell Friday, Aug. 8.

FB | B.J. Askew | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News
Jim Flynn and Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said FB B.J. Askew (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9.


Wide Receiver

WR | Troy Williamson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Troy Williamson (undisclosed) may not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, after being limited in practice earlier in the week.

WR | Reggie Williams | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Reggie Williams (knee) is on the Physically Unable to Perform list and will be sidelined for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.

WR | Jerry Porter | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jerry Porter (hamstring) is on the Physically Unable to Perform list and will be sidelined for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.

WR | Marvin Harrison | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
ESPNews reports Indianapolis Colts WR Marvin Harrison (knee) has been cleared to play in the team's preseason game Saturday Aug. 9. As previously reported, Harrison is expected to see limited playing time.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet (hamstring) did not participate in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7, as expected.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Arizona Cardinals | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) did not participate in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7, as expected.

WR | Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | Injury News
Updating previous reports, The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston (knee) did not participate in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson (hamstring) will miss the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Dallas Cowboys.

WR | Terrell Owens | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens will see limited time during the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the San Diego Chargers.

WR | Josh Reed | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Updating previous reports, Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR Josh Reed (back) will not play in the team's preseason opener and will not even make the trip with the team, according to head coach Dick Jauron. Reed will receive treatment on his back.

WR | James Hardy | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Updating previous reports, Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills WR James Hardy (hamstring) will play in the team's preseason opener after having two successful days of practice. Hardy is coming off of a hamstring injury and his status was uncertain for the first preseason game.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Denver Broncos WR Brandon Marshall will see playing time in the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Houston Texans.

WR | Bryant Johnson | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Daniel Brown, of the Mercury News, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Bryant Johnson (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason opener.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith is unlikely to see time with the starting unit during the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9.

WR | Michael Jenkins | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Michael J. Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons WR Michael Jenkins could start the team's preseason opener if WR Laurent Robinson (tail bone) is unable to play.

WR | Isaac Bruce | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Daniel Brown, of the Mercury News, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Isaac Bruce (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for the team's preseason opener.

WR | Joey Galloway | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury News, Fantasy
Jim Flynn and Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden said WR Joey Galloway (groin) will not play in the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (undisclosed) did not participate in the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 7.

WR | D.J. Hackett | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers QB D.J. Hackett (toe) is likely to start in the team's regular season opener if he can stay healthy.

WR | Muhsin Muhammad | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Andrew Mason, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammad (rest) was allowed to rest during the team's morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 6.


Tight End

TE | George Wrighster | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars TE George Wrighster (knee) is on the Physically Unable to Perform list and will be sidelined for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.

TE | Chris Baker | New York Jets | Injury News
The Associated Press reports New York Jets TE Chris Baker (back) had one catch for seven yards in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury News, Fantasy
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) will miss the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Dallas Cowboys.

TE | Kellen Winslow | Cleveland Browns | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns TE Kellen Winslow (hamstring) sat out the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7, because of a strained hamstring.


Place Kicker

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Free Agency News
David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports the Oakland Raiders are expected to sign free-agent PK Aaron Elling (Bengals) Friday, Aug. 8, according to a league soirce. Elling will play in the team's preseason opener in place of PK Sebastian Janikowski (leg).

PK | Stephen Gostkowski | New England Patriots | Draft Information
Patriots.com reports New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski went 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts Thursday, Aug. 7. Gostkowski made 21-of-24 field goals and all 74 extra-point attempts last season, which set an NFL record. He is 41-for-50 in the regular season and 9-for-10 in the playoffs with a 50-for-60 combined total in his career, which is the highest percentage in team history.

PK | Jay Feely | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins PK Jay Feely (groin) missed his third consecutive practice and is questionable for the team's preseason opener.

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury News, Fantasy
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson (thigh) strained a thigh muscle while kicking a 50-yard field goal Thursday, Aug. 7. He will undergo more tests Friday, Aug. 8.


Defensive Line

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (foot) is on the Physically Unable to Perform list and is not expected to participate in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.

DL | Reggie Hayward | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars DL Reggie Hayward (undisclosed) may not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, after being limited in practice earlier in the week.

DL | Glenn Dorsey | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs DL Glenn Dorsey (knee) did not participate in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7.

DL | Vonnie Holliday | Miami Dolphins | Injury News
Updating previous reports, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins DL Vonnie Holliday (hamstring) is likely to sit out of the team's preseason opener.

DL | Brian Robison | Minnesota Vikings | Injury News
Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Brian Robison (leg) will not play in the team's preseason opener.

DL | Cory Redding | Detroit Lions | Injury News
Tom Rock, of New York Newsday, reports Detroit Lions DL Cory Redding (groin) will not participate in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7.

DL | Antwan Odom | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals DL Antwan Odom (foot) did not participate in the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 7.


Linebacker

LB | Tyjuan Hagler | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts LB Tyjuan Hagler (pectoral) is on the Physically Unable to Perform list and is not expected to participate in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.

LB | Angelo Crowell | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills LB Angelo Crowell (knee) will not play in the team's preseason opener and will not even make the trip with the team, according to head coach Dick Jauron. Crowell will receive treatment on his knee.

LB | Gary Brackett | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (hip) is expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, against the Carolina Panthers.

LB | Beau Bell | Cleveland Browns | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns LB Beau Bell (knee) had arthroscopic knee surgery and will be out four to six weeks.

LB | Gilbert Gardner | Detroit Lions | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions LB Gilbert Gardner (concussion) will undergo more tests Friday, Aug. 8.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Andrew Mason, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers LB Jon Beason (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 6.


Cornerback

CB | Brian Williams | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars CB Brian Williams (undisclosed) may not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9, after being limited in practice earlier in the week.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury News
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (groin) will miss the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9, against the San Diego Chargers.

CB | Ken Lucas | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Tony Moss, of The Sports Network, reports Carolina Panthers CB Ken Lucas (nose) is unlikely to see time with the starting unit during the team's preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 9.

CB | Chris Houston | Atlanta Falcons | Injury News
Michael J. Moore, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons CB Chris Houston (shoulder) will be a game-time decision for the preseason opener.

CB | Chris Gamble | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers CB Chris Gamble (hamstring) injured his hamstring during the team's afternoon practice Wednesday, Aug. 6.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury News, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) will not play in the team's first preseason game.


Strong Safety

SS | Donte Whitner | Buffalo Bills | Injury News
Updating previous reports, Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills SS Donte Whitner (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason opener and will not even make the trip with the team, according to head coach Dick Jauron. Whitner will receive treatment on his ankle.

SS | Chris Harris | Carolina Panthers | Injury News
Andrew Mason, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers SS Chris Harris (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 6.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury News
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (shoulder) is on the Physically Unable to Perform list and is not expected to participate in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 9.

FS | Mark Roman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury News
Daniel Brown, of the Mercury News, reports San Francisco 49ers FS Mark Roman (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason opener.

FS | Nedu Ndukwe | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury News
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals FS Nedu Ndukwe (undisclosed) did not participate in the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 7.

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